A warning has been issued about scam emails which are supposedly from ASIC but are fake.
The Australian Securities and
Investments Commission (ASIC) today published a statement warning the
public to be vigilant of scam emails purporting to be from ASIC.
has been brought to ASIC’s attention that some customers have received
emails containing attachments or links to fake invoices. Fake emails may
look different to ASIC emails and generally instruct the recipient to
click a link to make a payment or download an invoice.
Scammers also use viruses, spyware or malware programs to access or steal personal information.
Commissioner John Price said: “Scam emails often appear at busy times
of the year such as holiday and tax time, when it’s easy to overlook
Australian watchdog has urged the public to be cautious and to
implement measures to protect themselves online, including keeping
anti-virus, malware and spyware protection software and firewalls
up-to-date and to be sure that email attachments are scanned with
security software before opening them, especially if they are executable
(.exe) files or zip (.zip) files. These files are more likely to
contain malware or ransomware viruses.
is Australia’s corporate, market and financial services regulator. Its
role is to enforce and regulate company and financial services laws in
order to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors. Its
latest advice is part of the watchdog’s ongoing efforts to protect the
public against the risk of potential scams and money falling into